Here’s some good or bad news, depending on your perspective:

The once little town of Sonoma just made the Los Angeles Times’ bucket list of places to visit, compiled by L.A. Times travel writers.

Among Sonoma’s attributes contributing to this status are “a bustling central plaza, the last Franciscan mission and a unique revolutionary history” and relates a fairly good history of Sonoma and the Bear Flag Revolt.

The story recommends visiting the state parks buildings here and says it’s all free, “until you start tasting wine.”